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Hi I'm Suzy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband at church when I was 12 years old. We spoke for the first time seven years later. We have been married for nine years and have three cute kids. We recently moved for the sixth time in our marriage so that my husband could attend law school. I am a children's photographer and love that it allows me the flexibility to stay home with my kids while they are young.

Why I am a Mormon

I have attended the Mormon church my entire life. When I was young I enjoyed church and saw it as a time for me to socialize with kids that were not my siblings. I have always felt that my Father in Heaven loves me. I suppose because my earthly Father has always shown such unconditional love, it was easy for me to have faith that my Heavenly Father would feel the same. I have never doubted that the teachings of the church are true. However, I often worry that my faith is apathetic and that my generally indifferent attitude carries over to my religious beliefs. I was blessed to marry a man who allows and encourages me to question everything but to then seek out the answers to those questions. I no longer feel that my church attendance is simply complacent. Now that I am a parent I see the church differently than when I was young. I want my children to be honest, hard working, kind, intelligent and successful. This is what I believe our Father in Heaven wants for all of his children. When practiced diligently, the teachings of the church foster all of these qualities. I believe in continued revelation and a modern prophet. I love our prophet and his apostles. These righteous men strengthen my testimony of the truthfulness of the teachings of the gospel. How could such righteous and upstanding men be bred from an organization that was organized and directed by anyone other than God, our Eternal Father?

How I live my faith

Since relocating to a new area, I have tried to jump right into active involvement in the community and church. Even in an area that is not predominantly LDS, I am finding that church and community go hand in hand. We quickly found excellent schools for our children through other members of our ward. The circumstances were so random, yet perfect that I can only attribute it to a loving Father in Heaven who watches over his children and answers their prayers. I have always been involved with the youth in my church callings. After being a youth myself I was called to teach a class of 3 and 4 year old children. This was before I had any children of my own and it was so fun to hear all of the hilarious things these kids have to say. I continued to teach younger children until 4 years ago when I was called to help in the young womens organization. At first I was scared of all the beautiful women and trendy teenagers I would be serving with. I have never enjoyed a church calling so much. I love every single girl and woman that I served with and am so grateful for the opportunity I had to escape from my comfort zone. I don't think I am a full blown grown up quite yet, but it is through my church callings that I grow and mature.